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Author Cashmore, Ellis, author

Title Elizabeth Taylor : a private life for public consumption / Ellis Cashmore
Published [London] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary A figure of enormous charisma and cultural sway, Elizabeth Taylor intrigued a global audience with her marriages and extra-marital improprieties, as well as her extravagant jewellery, her never-ending illnesses, her dependency on alcohol, and her perplexing friendship with Michael Jackson. Despite her continued world-renown, however, most people would be hard-pressed to name even three of her films, though she made over seventy. Ellis Cashmore traces our modern, hyperactive celebrity culture back to a single instant in Taylor's life: the publicising of her scandalous affair with Richard Burton by photographer Marcelo Geppetti in 1962, which announced the arrival of a new generation of predatory photojournalists and, along with them, a strange conflation between the public and private lives of celebrities
Notes Previously issued in print: 2016. Digital resource published 2018
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 12, 2018)
Subject Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781501319211 (ebook)